This week in Winning Post

The Queensland carnival makes its long-awaited return to Eagle Farm this Saturday and for the staying three-year-old fillies the stakes couldn't be higher.

Up for grabs is the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, a race won in 2015 by a filly who is now Australia's champion racehorse elect, Winx.

Dual-state trainer Bjorn Baker is hoping his filly Imposing Lass (pictured) can announce his arrival in the Sunshine State with victory in Saturday's 2400m classic.

Baker is confident the daughter of Makfi can bounce back from her last-start third from a wide barrier in The Roses.

Can she do it? Peter Lyne's Eagle Farm preview will ead this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the meetings at Geelong, Taworth and Taree plus fields, colours and tips for the other Friday venues.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Ladbrokes Park in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Devonport (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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Inside Winning Post June 4 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Geelong, Tamworth, Taree
Ladbrokes Park, Rosehill, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Belmont, Devonport (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sunday: Park, Warrnambool, Murwillumbah, Sunshine Coast
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Letter of the Week

Three strikes

In response to the contribution from Donald Gaskins in last week’s Winning Post I would seek to correct the record as follows:
(I) Damien Oliver was not given permission to ride overweight by RNSW stewards on Road to Rock in the 2010 Doncaster. Oliver retuned to scale overweight and was suspended for 21 days;
(II) The “Pigs might fly” comment by myself was directed at the assertion by Zac Purton that Yankee Rose would have beaten horse Capitalist in the 2016 Golden Slipper if he could have used more whip on the filly.  Blake Shinn hit Capitalist on eight occasions and Yankee Rose, which was beaten by a half-length, was hit a total of 16 times by Zac Purton.
(III) If one is so “blinded” that in 2016 to believe welfare issues can be ignored with impunity, perhaps Mr Gaskins should speak to our greyhound racing cousins.

Ray Murrifhy
Racing NSW stewards
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: